The League of Women Voters of Brookline Sara K. Wallace Fund for Voter Education is sponsoring a “How to Run for Local Office” workshop on Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:00-9:00 P.M., in the Brookline Town Hall, Room 103. The workshop is designed to provide people with the tools and resources they need to be a successful candidate. Last year at the League’s workshop someone decided to run for town-wide office and won!
The workshop will present information on how to run a successful campaign, how to collect signatures the deadlines and reporting requirements for candidates, the responsibilities and time commitments of the office, and more.
Workshop speakers will include Pat Ward, Town Clerk, who will explain the mechanics of running for office, and Julie Johnson, who has managed many campaigns, will discuss what it takes to run a successful campaign in Brookline. Rounding out the panel will be Jesse Mermell to discuss the Office of Selectmen, Kevin Lang to present the School Committee, Joanne Sullivan to talk about the work of the Brookline Housing Authority, Michael Burstein to explain the responsibilities of the Library Trustees, and Harry Friedman to talk about the duties of a Town Meeting Member.
The workshop will be held from 7:00-9:00 P.M., January 20, in the Brookline Town Hall, Room 103. There is no fee. Please RSVP to the League by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.